Jennifer Merredew - Fine Artist and Medieval Painted Ceiling Specialist

Fine Artist

Jennifer Merredew - Fine Art

My artistic life has been a colourful one...

During my time in Scotland where I was classically trained at Edinburgh College of Art – with murals 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 as my speciality – I discovered the beauty of traditional Scottish painted ceilings 2 3 4 5 6 . Despite them being hundreds of years old, their vibrancy and intricacy captivated me and I have become passionate about reinterpreting them as a genre ever since and have become a recognised expert in the field. I have been commissioned to create painted ceilings in a number of Scottish castles including Fa'side Castle and Castle of Park and Historic Scotland asked me to create a trompe l'oeil oak panelled ceiling for the Queen's Hall in Stirling Castle. Keeping it classical or adding a contemporary quirk is all part of the fun – I can even paint your likeness into a design. I have painted ceilings on site but can also create panels off site for installation later. And, no, I don't paint them lying on my back!

Murals 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 can transform a plain wall into a statement and I have worked with spas, bars, hotels, nightclubs and nurseries to create artworks which convey the right tone and ambience for the people using that space – from vibrant celtic art in Irish watering holes, soothing classical scenes in Stobo Castle's luxurious spa to joyful, exuberant pieces 2 3 4 5 6 to keep the younger patients' spirits up in John Radcliffe hospital. I pride myself on being versatile and love a challenge so whether it's Roman, mythical, Oriental or just pure fantasy, I can create a mural that's right for you. Just get in touch to start the conversation.

I'm just as happy working from home – creating artwork that can be transported and installed elsewhere – as I am packing up my paint and brushes and visiting you on site either in your home customising furniture 2 3 4 (yes, even a toilet seat) or within your business. Climbing scaffolding and dodging the rain clouds to create an Egyptian-themed mural on the brick exterior walls of the Mills Multon building in Edinburgh was great fun.

You can get a taste of the variety of my work here and when you're ready to have a chat about how I can add a splash of colour to your life, just pick up the phone or drop me an email, I'd love to hear from you.